Class Overview

The Licensed Home Inspector

A licensed home inspector observes and provides a written report of the systems and components of a residential building including but not limited to:

  • A. Heating System
  • B. Cooling System
  • C. Plumbing System
  • D. Electrical System
  • E Structural Components – foundation, roof masonry structure, exterior and interior components or any other related residential building component recommended by the Home Inspection Council and implemented by the Department through the regulatory process.

A Residential Building is defined as a structure consisting of 1 to 4 dwelling units and their garages and carports, but shall not include any such structure newly constructed or not previously occupied as a dwelling unit.

The Home Inspector Licensing Process

Requirements for New Home Inspectors:

  • Must have successfully completed high school or its equivalent
  • Education: Taken and successfully completed a course of study of not less than 140 hours approved by the Department. Of those hours, 40 must be unpaid field based inspections in the presence of and under direct supervision of a Home Inspector licensed by NYS, or a professional engineer or architect, regulated by NYS, or
  • Have performed not less than 100 home inspections (paid or unpaid) in the presence of and under the direct supervision of a Home Inspector licensed by NYS, or a professional engineer or architect regulated by NYS, and
  • Successful Completion of an Exam: Have passed the NYS written examination, or have taken and passed an existing nationally recognized examination, deemed equivalent, prior to December 31, 2005.
  • Freedom from Disqualifying Criminal Convictions
  • Each application must be accompanied by a nonrefundable application fee of $250; the license will be effective for 2 years.

NYS approved courses for Home Inspector Licensing

Our hands-on programs will show you how to succeed as a professional home inspector. You will perform 10 actual inspections with our instructors